Sports, March 3rd

High School Basketball

The 8th seed New London Tigers will be taking on the 1st seed Grand View Christian Thunder in the quarterfinal round of the state tournament on Monday at 10:30 am. KILJ will be on the call with pregame at 10:15 am.

College Signings

Avery Waterhouse signed with William Penn University to run cross country and track for the Statesmen. She has been a 4-year letter winner at WACO and ranks third in school history in the 3,000 meter run and 4th in the 800 meter run.

Youth Basketball

March Madness 5 on 5 Basketball Tournament held at Iowa Wesleyan University for 5th – 8th grade girls and boys will take place on March 18th and 19th. Please contact Head Men’s Basketball Coach Jordan Ashton for more details at 319-385-6307 or visit

Iowa Wesleyan Athletics

The women’s basketball team will be participating in the NAIA National Tournament beginning on March 7th. The Tigers claimed the 15th seed and will be taking on the 2nd seed Dordt University in Sioux Center, Iowa at 7 pm.

The 23rd-ranked men’s team qualified for the National Tournament beginning on March 7th. The Tigers captured the 7th seed and will be taking on Evangel University, the 10th seed, in Fort Wayne, Indiana at 12 pm.

The women’s wrestling team will be competing in the 2023 NAIA Women’s Wrestling National Championship which will take place on March 10th.

The men’s wrestling team will have Lane Scorpil represent the Tigers at the NAIA Men’s Wrestling National Championship meet today. Head Coach Jake Kadel joined us on Tiger Nation yesterday and talked about Scorpil’s success in his first year of being a Tiger.

Elias Cordero, Maruqese Carter, Jesus Diaz, Brendon Lunsford, Zach Thomas, Josh Keller, and Caleb LaLonde all received NAIA Men’s Wrestling Scholar-Athlete honors for Iowa Wesleyan.

The Tigers Indoor Track and Field teams will be competing in the NAIA Indoor Track and Field national championship meet today.

The Tiger baseball team will have a doubleheader against Southeastern University today with game one at 3 pm.

The Tiger softball team will have two games on March 5th with game one against Malone College at 1 pm and game two at 5 pm against the University of Pikeville.

This Day in Sports History

1920 – Montreal Canadiens score an NHL record 16 goals beating Quebec Bulldogs.

1983 – Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw is admitted to hospital for surgery to repair his throwing arm under the alias ‘Tom Brady.’

1985 – Bill Shoemaker becomes 1st jockey to win $100 million.